Orphans

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.83
Publisher
Northern Illinois University Press
Publish Date
Pages
170
Dimensions
5.08 X 7.99 X 0.53 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780875806952

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About the Author

Ben Tanzer is a prolific novelist and an Emmy Award-winning public service announcement writer. He lives in Chicago where he lives with his family. Visit him at bentanzer.blogspot.com

Reviews

""Orphans is a brilliantly conceived dystopian novel that explores and parses out with wonderful economy the many stranded conflicts of contemporary fathrhood. Tanzer truly possesses a unique writing voice. I don't know of anyone who writes about fatherhood the way Tanzer does."--Joseph G. Peterson, author of Beautiful Piece, Inside the Whale: A Novel in Verse, and Wanted Elevator Man"


""Channeling Orwell and Melville, with a nod to popular American culture, Tanzer (Lucky Man) creates a template for human disaffection and passivity in the face of incomprehensible and omnipotent forces... this bleak, powerful book is a harrowing cautionary tale about a future that threatens to overwhelm human individuality."


-Publishers Weekly"

""Patently satirical, Orphans is about the reality of responsibility and the limitations imposed on us in adulthood by a capitalist society. Tanzer's setting and scenario owe much to George Orwell and Philip K. Dick, territory that sf fans might enjoy revisiting." - Booklist "


""For a novel involving flash mob protests, martian real estate deals, and robot hand jobs, Orphans is deeply affecting and terribly tender. This is 1984 by way of Tom Perrotta."--Salvatore Pane, author of Last Call in the City of Bridges "